February 20, 2013

A Moment to Go Down in History

Let this date be forever remembered!  On February 20, 2013 at 10:30 PM (Central Standard Time), I officially finished the first draft of my NaNo book.  I'm really proud with how it's turned out so far, and the next step is editing.  Thankfully, I don't have to completely self-edit because I have a writer as one of my best friends, and I've asked her to help me out. She'll give me feedback on content and help me catch grammatical, spelling, and continuity errors.  I'm super excited about finishing it.  It's ended up at 50,186 words so far, and that's smack in the middle of the right length for a young adult novel (40,000-60,000 words).

If you pray, please keep the editing process in your prayers. :) I'd like it to go smoothly and quickly and to help my novel to become even better.  You can also start praying that I'll be able to find an agent soon-ish.

Now I'm off to start my English paper (finally decided on a topic) and to get some sleep.  I've got a busy day tomorrow. Bonne nuit! (Good night.)


  1. Huzzah! Congratulations, Emma!

  2. I'll pray for you. :D Good luck with everything and have a good night's sleep.

  3. Congrats! I was actually wondering the average word count and now I know! Did you just google that, or how did you find out?

    1. I've heard it around before. The first place I can remember seeing it is agentquery.com in one of their articles on querying an agent.

  4. I've nominated you for a tag thing! Check it out here! Lol.


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